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1. Where can grasslands be found?
    Only in the central United States
    Only in the central United States and parts of Africa
    All over the world
 
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2. What process provides grassland soil with nitrogen, a chemical that makes the grassland plants more nutritious?
    Rain
    Tornadoes
    Wildfires
 
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3. On average, about how much precipitation does the North American prairie receive each year?
    0 – 5 inches
    10 – 40 inches
    More than 80 inches
 
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4. A lot of land in North America that was once covered by grasslands is now
    Covered by cities
    Used for farming
    Both of these are correct
 
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5. Why are there not as many wild bison on the North American prairie as there used to be?
    Bison were overhunted
    Bison migrated to South America
    All the bison were killed in a wildfire
 
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6. Which kind of frozen precipitation could you see in the middle of a hot summer?
    Hail
    Sleet
    Snow
 
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7. Lightning can only happen when it is raining. True or False?
    True
    False
 
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8. Tornadoes typically happen during
    Blizzards
    Thunderstorms
    Dust storms
 
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9. When a Sandhill Crane in North America migrates to warmer weather, which direction does it fly?
    South
    North
    East
 
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10. Grass gets its energy from the sun, small animals get their energy by eating the grass, large animals get their energy by eating small animals, and when large animals die their bodies turn back into nutrients for the grass. This process is known as
    The water cycle
    The circle of life
    The carbon cycle
 
   
 


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